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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Though it contains little revelatory information for anyone who's followed Steve Jobs, this new documentary offers an engaging, sober look at the Apple giant.
No Escape - lede

No Escape

"No Escape" is a clumsy but effective thriller that treats its Asian antagonists as faceless, disposable bogeymen.

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Mistress America

The second collaboration between star/writer Greta Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach is an exponentially more mature and revealing look at young womanhood.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in "American Ultra," a 2015 Lionsgate action-comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

ReelBob: ‘American Ultra’ fails to capitalize on premise

By Bob Bloom “American Ultra” is propelled by a single premise that expends itself rather quickly. The movie is a simplistic, cartoonish yet violent feature about a young stoner, Mike Howell, played by Jesse Eisenberg, who, unbeknownst even to himself, is a highly trained CIA agent with multiple and deadly skills. The attraction, of course, […]

The End of the Tour - inside

ReelBob: ‘The End of the Tour’

A compelling character study of young men with different outlooks on fame and celebrity and how they try to use each other to either garner or avoid it.
The End of the Tour - featured

The End of the Tour

This portrait of two men on the road is simultaneously a great character study and possibly the best portrait of writers I’ve ever seen.

The rise and fall of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is chronicled in "Straight Outta Compton," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by F. Gary Gray.

ReelBob: ‘Straight Outta Compton’

It evokes a driving, constant beat that will keep you invested in the music and especially in the quintet of artists who rode it into a nation’s consciousness.
The Man from UNCLE - inside

ReelBob: ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

A nifty end-of-summer soufflé that will keep you entertained with exciting stunt work, beautiful European vistas and sharp one-liners.